Below are suggestions for topics to discuss at well-child visits or hospital discharge based on the child’s age. Links to web pages with more information on the topic are in pink. With a 95% misuse rate for car seats, encourage parents to find someone trained in their area to get the installation checked (note that most police and fire are NOT trained):
The most common mistakes are that the car seat is too loose in the car, and the child is too loose in the straps. The video below shows how to make sure the child is buckled snug!